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Injury roundup: Dez Bryant expected to miss 1-2 weeks

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Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant isn't expected to see the field Sunday, which is no surprise.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the receiver is expected to miss one to two weeks. Bryant was diagnosed with a hairline knee fracture, but Rapoport reported that the injury is commonly referred to as a bone bruise, per a source who has seen Bryant’s test results. There is no long-term risk.

Other injury news we are keeping an eye on Sunday:

1. Jacoby Brissett (thumb) is starting for the Patriots against the Bills on Sunday. Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) is inactive.

2. Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones, the NFL's leading receiver, tweaked a hamstring in practice, but is expected to play against the Bears, per Rapoport. Jones is active. Teammate Eric Ebron (ankle) is active and expected to play.

3. Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is active and good to go, while rookie running back Jordan Howard will make his first start against the Lions, according to Rapoport.

4. In the London game, Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (ankle) is active and expected to play, while Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas (elbow) is inactive. Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta is inactive and rookie Myles Jack will start in his place.

5. Saints wide receiver Willie Snead, who missed Monday's loss to the Falcons with a toe injury, is expected to play against the Chargers, according to Rapoport. Teammate Kenny Vaccaro (ankle) is also expected to play.

6. Titans tight end Delanie Walker, who missed last weekend's game with a hamstring injury, is expected to return against the Texans, a source tells Rapoport.

7. Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) is expected to play against the Raiders, per Rapoport.

8. Bills tight end Charles Clay (knee) is active and expected to play against the Patriots, per Rapoport.

9. Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (shoulder) is expected to play against the Cardinals, per Rapoport.

10. Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham (knee, back) is expected to play while running back C.J. Prosise (wrist) is unlikely to play, per Rapoport.

11. Jaguars left tackle Luke Joeckel (knee) was ruled out for the second half after leaving in the first quarter of Jacksonville's 30-27 win over Indianapolis. Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis suffered a hip injury and didn't return.

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